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Nearly $19.7 Million Approved for Mississippi Disaster Survivors

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:49

JACKSON, Miss. Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached nearly $19.7 million.

Here is a summary of all federal assistance to individuals and households in the 12 Mississippi counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance. The severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurred from April 28 through May 3, 2014.

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Less than a Week for Florida FEMA Deadline

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:04

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Less than a week remains for storm and flood survivors in Florida to apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register is Monday, July 21.

Survivors in Escambia, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance that may include money to help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs or other serious disaster-related expenses.

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FEMA Announces Membership of New Technical Mapping Advisory Council

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:27

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the membership of the newly created Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC). As directed by Congress, the Council is tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program to ensure that flood insurance rate maps reflect the best available science and are based on the best available methodologies for considering the impact of future development on flood risk.

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July Anniversaries are an Important Reminder to Prepare for Wildfires

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:02

DENVER – This month marks two key wildfire anniversaries, which serve as an important reminder that families need to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. 

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Farmers and Gardeners: Prepare Now to Weather the Whims of Mother Nature

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:35

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- New Jersey comes by its nickname, “The Garden State,” honestly, as the agricultural industry brings more than $987 million into the state’s economy. The state is among the top ten producers of cranberries, peaches, spinach, bell peppers, blueberries, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes in the United States, according to the New Jersey Farm Service Agency.

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FEMA Rebuilding Specialists Providing Advice in Flowood This Week

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:19

JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms?  Residents can get advice on building safer and stronger this week from Federal Emergency Management Agency specialists in Rankin County.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Lowe’s in Flowood Tuesday through Saturday to offer information on rebuilding after a disaster. The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes.

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Federal Aid Programs For The State of Iowa Declaration

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:03

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Iowa

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:01

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 3-4, 2014.

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5 Days Left to Register with FEMA in Alabama

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:56

Tuesday, July 15 is the deadline to register with FEMA and to return an application for physical damage to the SBA.

There are four ways to register with FEMA:

  • Go online at
  • Visit from a Smartphone,
  • Dial 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585,
  • For those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call 800-621-3362.

The toll-free numbers are operated from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Being Prepared for Disasters Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:30

Here in Alabama, residents are no strangers to natural disasters.  Civic histories of many cities and towns throughout the state include references to natural disasters such as fires, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Alabamians know they must be prepared.  Every home should have a smoke alarm; every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready.

What not everyone realizes, however, is that being prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

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Faith-Based Organizations Host Disaster Recovery Volunteers

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:56

ANCHORAGE, AK – Faith-based organizations in Anchorage and Fairbanks are welcoming hundreds of volunteers with open arms, providing them food, transportation and shelter as they prepare for the final leg of a journey to help rebuild communities hit by last year’s flooding and ice jams along the Yukon River. Armed with a wide range of construction skills, men and women from across the country began arriving in Fairbanks on the first of June and more arrived in Anchorage starting the first of July.

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